Checked baggage

How much checked baggage can I bring?

Your baggage allowance will depend on your travel class, route and frequent flyer status. Check our baggage calculator for a detailed view of how much checked baggage you may bring on your Brussels Airlines flight.

Size, weight and max number of pieces

Checked baggage or hold baggage are the pieces of baggage you would like us to stow in the hold of the aircraft. You can do so at the check-in desks or the baggage drop-off points.
More information on baggage check-in can be found on our check-in options page.

Checked baggage size
  • Max. 158 cm or 62.2 in (a + b + c), this includes pockets, wheels and handles.
  • Max. 32kg (= standard allowance of 23kg + 9kg overweight, or the standard free allowance for Business Class)
  • Max. 5 checked pieces of baggage (sum of free baggage allowance and purchased extra baggage)

Exceeding checked baggage limits

We will verify if your baggage meets the limits for checked baggage at the check-in desk or at the baggage drop-off points.

If you exceed your free baggage allowance, you will be charged for extra baggage. You can find the extra baggage fees in our baggage calculator.

Should you want to transport baggage that exceeds our limits on size, weight and maximum number of pieces, you can only do so via our Cargo department.

Have a connecting flight or flying with a partner airline?

Checked baggage for connecting flights

For connecting flights that are fully operated by Brussels Airlines, you won’t have to worry about your checked baggage, they will be automatically checked through to your connecting flight. In this case, you can simply pick up your baggage at your final destination.

But for connecting flights operated by partner airlines, you may have to pick up your checked baggage at your connecting airport and check them in for your next flight.

Checked baggage on partner airline flights

If your flight is operated by one of our codeshare partners, their baggage rules and regulations may apply. Check the baggage information on your ticket or the website of our partner airline for more information. For tickets that include airlines other than Brussels Airlines, the Most Significant Carrier Rule applies.

What am I not allowed to pack in my checked baggage?

Restrictions on electronic devices in checked baggage

For battery-powered devices, there are certain restrictions on what you can and can’t pack in your checked baggage. Some common devices that are not allowed in your checked baggage or that require approval from our dangerous goods department are:

  • Power banks
  • Spare batteries
  • Drones and cameras
  • Segways, steps, hoverboards and similar self-balancing devices
  • E-bikes
  • Smartbags

Read our Dangerous Goods page for more detailed information.

Other restricted or forbidden objects

In general, any item that may damage the aircraft and endanger the safety of everyone on board, is not allowed in your checked baggage. We also recommend not packing fragile objects (glass, ceramics, artwork, etc.) or valuable items (keys, jewellery, documents, etc.) in your checked baggage.

Brussels Airlines may refuse to carry checked baggage that is:

  • Likely to endanger the aircraft, people or property
  • Likely to be damaged by air carriage
  • Unsuitably packed
  • Forbidden from being carried from, into or over its airspace by any applicable law, regulation or order of any State.
  • Unsuitable for air carriage due to its weight, size or nature

Consult our Dangerous Goods page for more about restricted and prohibited items.